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completely changed. president obama arrives tomorrow. chris christie surveyed the damage from the air and then consoled storm victims on the ground. >> it's a very difficult day. very difficult day. >> the scope of this storm is absolutely stunning. aside from delivering high winds and driving rain, it was also dumping snow on areas of west virginia. the cleanup from sandy has just begun. state and federal officials are urging patience. the full extent won't be known for weeks to come. we have two reports tonight. i'm joined by news correspondent jay gray live in battery park in lower manhattan. also with us is correspondent ron allen who joins us from point pleasant beach, new jersey. mr. gray, great to have you us with tonight. you are right at the heart of the devastation in lower manhattan. how are the people dealing with th that? a lot of people have evacuated, but there are still quite a few down there. >> reporter: it was really interesting o to see how that played out today. i think there's still a stunned silence here. the power is out. the traffic lights are out. there's no
, coordinating us with great. it's been wonderful. >> so could chris christie's kind words, it's been wonderful, do anything to tip the balance in a tight race? a senior spokesman for hillary clint clinton's presidential campaign. and we have a write forever the national review and a senior political comist at "newsweek"/the daily beast. thank you to all of you. let me start with you, john. some of the latest polls in the poll of polls, we take the major ones and take the average. that's why there is no margin of error. pew research, 47/47. american research group, 48-48 and all continue along that wane. could a small thing like chris christie coming out with a very serious and significant endorsement of the president's handling of the storm tip the race? >> listen, erin, a race like this this tight, everything matters. this is a game of inches, a war after television. seeing this in ohio, folks focused heavily on the ground game. highly respected governor like chris christie, being honest, not doing partisan talking points, we're working effectively with the president, that reminds people that
. new jersey governor chris christie surveyed the damage from the air and then consoled storm victims on the ground. >> all my life -- >> it's a very difficult day. a great difficult day so we just start -- yeah, today we survive and that's the important thing. we'll rebuild. >> we're tough. >> tough folks. >> the scope of the storm is absolutely stunning. aside from delivering high winds and driving rain, it was also dumping snow on areas of west virginia. the cleanup from sandy has just begun. state and federal officials are urging patience. the full extent of sandy's toll won't be known until days, even weeks to come. we have two reports tonight. i'm joined this evening by nbc news correspondent jay gray, live in battery park in lower manhattan and ron allen, who joins us from point pleasant beach, new jersey. mr. gray, great to have you with us tonight. you were right at the heart of the devastation in lower manhattan. how are the people dealing with that right now? i know a lot of people have evacuate wad but there's still lot down there. >> good to see how it played out. i think
coordinating with us. it's been wonderful. >> so could chris christie's kind words, it's been wonderful for the other side do anything to tip this balance in a tight race? a senior spokesman for hillary clinton, and john avalon, a columnist at "newsweek" at election express. thanks to all of you. let me start with you, john. some of the latest polls included in the poll of polls. we take the major ones and do an average. you look petition pew research center. 48-48, and they continue along that vain. with numbers like that, john, could a small thing like chris christie coming out with a very serious and significant entorsment of the president's handling of the storm tip the race? >> listen, erin. a race like this, this tight, every thing matters. this is a game of inches right now. this is a war of attrition. and we're seeing this in ohio here. both campaigns focusing heavily on ground game. so every little thing matters. and what if highly respected governor, chris christie in a time of crisis has kind words to say, being honest, saying it's been good to working with the president, tha
and down the jersey shore with the jersey governor chris christie. republic and democrat working together. we'll have more on that in a minute. as you know this storm affected tens of millions of people up and down the east coast, as far as inland as chicago. the hardest hit states by far, new jersey and then new york. this is new video of an nypd helicopter crew rescuing stranded people off the roof of a house in staten island. the home surrounded by some pretty deep water. and, remember these pictures of the firestorm. breezy point section of queens. they are really stunning. it burned out of control for hours on the night of the storm. we'll take a look at these new and staggering aerials of the aftermath. about 100 homes in the middle class community burned to the ground. witnesses say it looks like a world war ii bomb attack aftermath. today, new york's governor and drew cuomo says the state is doing everything it can to help. >> i can assure you everyone is doing everything they can. they are all working very, very hard. but these are significant challenges that we're facing. and pr
chris christie who toured the destruction with president obama said some parts of the shore may never look the same again. >> the death toll reached 124 people with 56 in the united states. at least 28 in new york. and close to 5 million customers are still waiting for the power to come back on. >> cnn has the entire disaster zone covered this morning. our correspondents spanned out across lower manhattan and all up and down the jersey shore. >> first, the economic capital of our country is slowly getting back to normal this morning even while facing extreme damage. power outages and people having to walk for hours just to get to work. meantime, another hospital lost generator power in lower manhattan. right now hundreds of people are being pushed out of bellevue after hundreds of others were evacuated yesterday. our dr. sanjay gupta is live at bellevue but first to rob marciano. the governor says there will be no fares for subways, trains and buses but many of the bus and subway lines are still not up and running yet so how limited is transportation now? >> well, i can tell you from
will inspect the disaster scene along with governor chris christie, a top romney supporter. dan lothian is live in washington. good morning, dan. what is the president's message right now to storm victims? >> reporter: well, it really was two-fold. first of all, he wanted to pledge that the federal government would cut through red tape, cut through all the bureaucracy. he said there would be no excuses for inaction. and that federal agencies should really explore all options even leaning on the military if necessary to get the resources to where they need to get as quickly as possible. but secondly, what the president was also trying to reinforce yesterday was kind of uplifting the spirits of those hit by the storm. some of whom have lost everything saying that america is with you, america will help you get back on your feet. and he praised those who have already jumped in and taken action. >> during the darkness of the storm, i think we also saw what's brightest in america. i think all of us have honestly been shocked by the force of mother nature as we watch it on television. at the same time
. with the new jersey republican governor chris christie right at his side. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> there have been many, many major new developments all throughout the day. we want to bring you the latest developments right now. and we're going to begin with the big picture. the storm that started as hurricane sandy now being blamed for a total of 118 deaths. 68 of them in the caribbean and now 50 of them in the united states. the state with the highest death toll, new york state. 26 people in new york state have died. new york city struggling to try to get back to normal. as you see here, subway stations in lower manhattan, they are still totally flooded. they need to be drained. this is a dangerous situation developing. further upbound there is limited, limited subway service that should resume a little bit more as the hours continue. an ireporter sent us this amazing picture. brooklyn had power last night, lower manhattan did not. nationwide about 6 million people in 15 states and the district of columbia still do not have electricity. also, a quarter of cel
will be in a new jersey today. torrington the state with chris christie. -- touring the state with chris christie. mitt romney will hold three rallies and florida. and a lot of political back-and- forth this morning in the papers about new jersey gov. chris christie praising president obama for a great job for quick action. that is the headline in the the washington times. they note that yesterday the president at red cross visit had this to say, the president made clear that he is expecting the team to remain focused. -- this is a quote from the white house. the president made clear that he is expecting the team to remain focused and lean forward in their response. as a lean forward is the slogan of msnbc, and the slogan of his re-election campaign. they going to say what chris christie had to say to many networks yesterday including to fox and news cumming was asked if governor romney might come to new jersey in view the damage. he replied, i have no idea. nor am i the least bit concerned or interested. i have a job to do here that is much bigger than presidential politics and i could care less
stopped by fema headquarters in washington before heading to new jersey to join governor chris christie to tour the damage caused by sandy. we're going to get to that in a moment. buses and ferries are running and bridges into manhattan are now open. the nation's largest subway system is still water logged. limited subway and rail service begins tomorrow. one sign of normalcy today, the new york stock exchange is open. the opening bell rung by mayor bloomberg. president obama arrived as i said in new jersey in last hour to get a personal look at the devastation that sandy left behind. he's touring the damage zone with one of republican mitt romney's most vocal supporters, new jersey governor chris christie who says this is no time for politics. >> this is so much bigger than an election. this is the livelihood of the people of my state. what they expect me to do to get the job done. when someone asks me an honest question, i give an honest answer. how has the president been to deal with? he's been outstanding to deal with on this. >> i'm joined by chief political correspondent candy cro
alongside him will be governor chris christie. the election just six days away. and sandy unfortunately is not done yet. the superstorm is currently over pennsylvania, heading towards canada. cnn covering the story like no other network. rob marciano reporting for us, deb feyerick in new york, sandra endo and brian todd from new jersey and dan lothian is at the white house. wednesday, october 31st, "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome back, everybody, our starting point is breaking news this morning in regents point, queens where we've soon showing you some of these pictures yesterday, that massive fire that burned 80 homes to the ground. when sandy hit new york city. cnn crew on the scene is reporting to us a strong smell of methane gas. a utility pole spontaneously burst into flames earlier this morning. officials are now assessing whether the gas levels there are excessively high in this neighborhood, and that could force those fire crews to evacuate. right now, 6.6 million people still without electricity across 15 states, and washington, d.c. nearly 2 millio
at the jersey shore is unthinkable. >> new jersey's normally unflappable governor chris christie stunned by the devastation in his state. the familiar atlantic city boardwalk in shambles. entire neighborhood washed over, as search and rescue crews scoop up stranded residents by the boatload. crews working around the clock to clear out debris field 7 feet high in some places. >> i anticipated last night given the nature of the wind and the rain, would be pretty baddism didn't expect it to be that bad. it didn't expect we'd see homes off of their foundations. in the middle of state highways. >> reporter: in new york, wall street still shut down and the subway system remained under water today. leaving the metropolis eerily quiet after a chaotic night. some of the city's worst daniel was not from water but from fire. as flames engulf 80 homes in queens. >> there was 25 civilians. they were inside. 25 people inside on the roof of the building. fire was spreading. >> the fire was in the two-story building next door. the fire was coming across the top of the roof. >> reporter: by daylight, the
in the country were affected in some way. new jersey governor chris christie called it "de stating."devastating." beyond anything he thought he'd see. this is as the presidential campaign begin the final week. rick leventhal is on point pleasant beach. good evening, rick. >> reporter: this storm left 8.2 million homes in the dark tonight. including more than 2 million in new jersey and this entire community of point pleasant beach. the destruction here, up and down the new jersey coastline is de stating. the recovery is only just beginning. >> the level of devastation at the jersey shore is unthinkable. >> new jersey's normally unflappable governor chris christie stunned by the devastation in his state. the familiar atlantic city boardwalk in shambles. entire neighborhood washed over, as search and rescue crews scoop up stranded residents by the boatload. crews working around the clock to clear out debris field 7 feet high in some places. >> i anticipated last night given the nature of the wind and the rain, would be pretty baddism didn't expect it to be that bad. it didn't expect
new jersey governor chris christie on a tour of some of the areas hardest hit. we are also getting a better look this hour at what governor christie is calling the destruction too widespread for words. that includes long branch, 50 miles south of new york city. right now you're looking at a swimming pool, standby, full of debris from a building torn to shreds by wind and water. the sand stripped away and piled in the streets exposing beach heeds. we go south to spring lake, new jersey. that town is over 100 years old. a lot of folks go for vacation and the weekend that kind of thing. the longest portion of the boardwalk in the state of new jersey. you can see the remnants of it at the water line, the pounding surf tore off each and every board. further down the coastline there is total destruction in the beach community of seaside heights, home of an iconic amusement park, and now look at it. something about these images, something about the roller coaster, the ferris wheel in the ocean, it's just wrong. for generations families have spent their summers here, trace gallagher record
important. this morning on fox and friends, chris christie, the republican governor, praising president obama. >> and at 2 a.m. i got a call from fema and signed a couple of declarations, and give credit to the president, on the phone with me, three times, and anything i've asked for and i thank the president publicly for that he's done as far as i'm concerned a great job for new jersey. charles: of course, chris christie is known as a straight shooter and argue that president obama has looked presidential during the storm so far, what do you think, david? >> well, all he has to do is do his job and it's not going to help or hurt him i think on the political front, it's a matter of just appearing that i've taken care of whatever the states have asked me to do. fema will have to do their responsibilities and we'll see how that plays out over the days. >> it plays for governor romney. both of these guys, you cannot ignore a fact a week from today is the election. charles: right. >> so, he has to do everything he can -- well, the president has to do everything he has to do. charles: how do
dozens of evacuees. governor chris christie blamed atlantic city's mayor, who says didn't do enough to let people know they needed to leave. >> i hope and pray that there won't be any loss of life because of it. >> reporter: from sleepy beachside communities to the nation's capital and new england, sandy was unrelenting, bringing down everything from mammoth trees to utility poles. a coast guard rescue took place after the "hms bounty" sank. in allenhurst new jersey cbs news cameras captured waves crashing against a beachfront restaurant before the building collapsed. even houses on stilts no match. >> it's pretty bad. it's not over yet. so i don't know how much worse it's going to be. >> reporter: and there wasn't just rain. there was snow. whiteout conditions in some spots. sandy may be slowing down but the twin threat in the east from inundating rains and historic flooding is far from over. and there is more evidence of that in moonachie, new jersey this morning just outside new york city. rescues and evacuations have been under way today after that city
and massive flooding turning the casino town into a raging river. governor chris christie calling the damage simply unthinkable. even before it made landfall the storm did not spare states further south. residents of maryland, delaware, washington d.c., in northern virginia among the millions of people up the coast all the way to maine without power. the superstore slamming into new york city, flooding in some ways and tunnels with record -- a record surge of seawater that breached the city's downtown electrical system, including that supporting wall street. the new york stock exchange and the markets closed for a second straight day with much of the city still paralyzed at this moment. the eastern seaboard literally littered with homes watched from their foundations, streets filled to the rooftops with cars filled with water. in one case, a blazing inferno in queens, new york, a blaze that destroyed more than 80 homes in one community. fema officials say, sandy is not anywhere near being over either end as of right now this storm is moving inland, and dumping more than a foot of snow in wes
bloomberg. governor cuomo. governor chris christie. president obama. and when we are fortunate enough to see the president-elected to that second term, that group needs to take this agenda to congress and pass it within 100 days. lead gentlemen! lead! and we, you and i, need to pressure them to do it. the hurricane has forced the issue. now it is up to us to take action on it for the good of the nation. joining me now via skype is james west, editor of climate desk who has been reporting on the aftermath of the storm. james is coming to us from the ground in new york and for the latest, he's going to tell us what's going on. thanks so much for joining us in "the war room" tonight james. >> governor, great to be here. >> jennifer: all right. so you have toured -- let me get to the basics here and get some information out to our viewers. you've toured some of the most devastated areas like breezy point in queens and you also filmed that video that we just saw of the gas station in brooklyn. can you tell us what d
with governor chris christie to tour parts of new jersey. >>> airports in the new york area are beginning to resume some nights but look at this. this is la guardia airport under water. a bird's eye view there you can see shows flooded runways. new york, of course, the main transfer hub for international flights and millions of passengers around the world are stranded. >>> sandy may have come and gone now but her impact will be felt for months. >> new fears of more flooding as another high tide is expected along the potomac river in just a few hours. melanie alnwick is live there now with an update on these flooding concerns. >> good morning. a coastal flood warning remains in effect until 2:00 p.m. friday so that means even more flooding could come, not just here to old town alexandria but to areas all along the tidal area. so we are talking about washington, d.c., georgetown waterfront and even prince george's county as well. so here in alexandria, this is something they've been through many, many times. they are used to flooding here. yesterday, let's take a look at some of the picture
and staunch romney supporter chris christie has. >> the president has been outstanding in this. the folks at fema have been slept. >> reporter: the fema director looked ahead to next tuesday offering federal assistance, generators and the like to states where polling places might still lack power. mitt romney was in ohio not to talk issues, to collect cans. romney backers brought food for new jersey. >> and i appreciate your generosity. it is part of the american spirit. the american way to give to people who are in need. >> reporter: mr. romney had argued in a primary debate for disaster relief to be shifted to the states. even to nongovernment charities. would he kill fema? no answer today. >> what would you do with people a? why won't you answer any questions? >> reporter: obama's spokesperson says the states are in the best position to direct the assistance. tomorrow, president obama joins high profile republican governor chris christie for a tour of new jersey damage. political opponents brought together by the super storm. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >> so far the federal response
transit. governor chris christie of new jersey announced within the last half hour that the path trains that run between new york and new jersey, he expects they will be out for seven to ten days. seven to ten days, and that is going to make it very difficult for those commuters who come from new jersey to work in manhattan. it will make it very difficult for them to get to work. mayor bloomberg mentioned some of the bridges are open anding they' ing and williamsburg bridge, the manhattan bridge and the brooklyn bridge, they are now all open to traffic, but again, you know, the mayor says, look, if you don't have a reason to go out don't go out because it is a scene of destruction here in new york city. i can tell you that as i drove down here, down the island of manhattan i was struck by all of the tree limbs that are down, the scaffolding is down. there is debris everywhere and once you get below 34th street it is dark because that is where the power is out in lower manhattan. more than a quarter million people there are without power this morning and it has yet to be restored. that m
probably heard the spat going on between new jersey governor chris christie and the mayor of atlantic city. the governor says the mayor didn't do enough to get people to take it seriously about leaving. the bottom line is that the water is all gone. this is where i was standing yesterday. this was waist deep at one point. the water has receded. still a lot of flooding. and we are seeing a number of coast guard overflies that started again at first light this morning around 7:00 am. and they're doing an evaluation of whether or not there need to be rescues. we've not heard of active search and rescues. they are evaluating flooding, seeing who needs help. that's the boredwalk behind me, about three-quarters of a mile down. you can see those red lights. mostly just emergency vehicles around town. no serious damage. there are power outages here in atlantic city, carol. >> i'm sure. ali velshi reporting live from atlantic city, new jersey. >>> we've been telling you all morning long about a breach in a levee in new jersey that has flooded at least four towns. the floodwaters are very deep right
. >>> coming up, an update on the storm response from new jersey governor chris christie. we'll also talk to chris matthews and david brooks about the state of the election with just seven days to go. >>> plus, author of the best-selling book "the perfect storm" will be here with his thoughts on yesterday's super storm. up next, mike allen with a top stories in the politico playbook. and we'll continue to bring you updates on the hurricane throughout the morning. keep it here on "morning joe." [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just finished a bowl of your new light chicken pot pie soup and it's so rich and creamy... is it really 100 calories? let me put you on webcan... ...lean roasted chicken... and a creamy broth mmm i can still see you. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. >>> let's take a look at the morning papers at 25 past the hour. "usa today," the total economic impact from the storm is expected to reach $40 billion from everything from property damage to lost economic activity
-coaster in the ocean now. before-and-after pictures of seaside heights. governor chris christie toured the area. he described the damage as unthinkable. >> literally the boardwalk at seaside heights is washed into the ocean. i saw a roller-coaster and a log flume sitting in the ocean today. what's happened to the jersey shore is just incalcuable and it will take a long, long time to rebuild. jon: we have live team fox coverage now. janice dean in the fox weather center for us. let's start with rick leventhal in man necessary sqaun -- manasquan new jersey. this week it took a devastating direct hit from hurricane sandy. the mile long boardwalk, really asphalt behind me, it has been shredded the steel bulkhead you can probably make out in the sand hasn't been exposed for 50 years. now all the sand chewed away left it bare. as you look at homes that line the atlantic ocean, million dollar plus homes have in many cases heavily damaged and destroyed. some are pushed off the foundation. we can smell the gas fumes in the air. the town has been closed. no one is being allowed in, including residents. only
the election day in new jersey where he will meet with governor chris christie to tour the terrible damage remaining from this storm. the beaches of the jersey shore ravaged. homes flooded and destroyed. amusement park rides now parked in the atlantic ocean. at least six people were killed across the state. nearly three million people were without electricity at the peak of power outages on monday. governor christie plans to ask the president to assign the u.s. army corps of engineers to start working on rebuilding the state's beaches. jenna: we'll continue to watch that development. part of the story. meantime the president cancels another day of campaigning governor mitt romney is focusing on key battleground state of florida. this as we take a live look what is a rally in tampa. you see the stage sort of in the distance there. that is where former governor jeb bush will appear at any moment with mitt romney. the pair will travel to coral gables and jacksonville for two morallies later day. janice dean mentioned we are less than a week away from election day. chief political corresponden
. >> reporter: new jersey's governor, chris christie known for his brashness seemed himself moved by what he saw. >> as a kid who was -- born and raised in the state, who -- who spent a lot of time over my life at the jersey shore. no question in my mind we will rebuild it. >> reporter: in cape may, the very southern tip touch the shore, no major damage. but a landscape transformed. this is an 8-foot street sign. that is now, waist high. in berkeley, the scene was equally tragically bizarre. as we made our way north along the shore, we got a sense of how vast this recovery must be. even here in seaside heights, a drowned town now, haunted by its stranded and frightened residents, and the ghosts of so many summers past. >> surreal to see. and here in new york city, things are slowly, and we stress slowly, getting back to normal. crews are working throughout the night to restore power off to the 750,000 people that are still in the dark. >> and the work of pumping out subway and traffic tunnels under the city's rivers is making some progression. the subways do remain closed though. also, closed, l
of these people have had to be rescued. governor chris christie of new jersey took to the airwaves not long ago to talk about the state of the state in terms of the emergency and mentioned these communities specifically and how the live rescue is ongoing not only by helicopter and surveillance but as you can see, on foot and by rescue boats as well. just a few moments ago a live reporter watching as rescuers brought out a small baby, a child, and an elderly woman all at the same time. we're going to be listening in throughout the next few moments. let's hear what's happening now. >> reporter: -- every time there is a major emergency and these guys are just stepping up and women stepping up to the plate. let me see if i can get somebody -- gentlemen, can you -- sorry. actually just trying to figure out if there's more coordinated effort. let me walk over one more time in the staging area and show you some of the faces here, mike, if we can over in the area with some of the people who are waiting here to be rescued -- should i say to be taken away and find emergency shelter. you know, there's a w
conference yesterday in new jersey, governor chris christie mentioned all of his favorite shore sights having grown up on the jersey shore as a kid. one of the ones he mentioned was the fun town pier, sea side height, six miles up the beach. this sign is a part of the fun town pier, a necessary stop for any jersey shore summer vacation for generations of us. the damage is dramatic, far from the beach. inland, there is street flooding, trees ripped from the ground. jack and sharon kathcart who have lived here for a long time, spent the day drying their clothes. >> i said i want to go, she said she wanted to stay, i said i have to stay if she does because she is my wife. >> reporter: but there were bright spots to see, like the one we saw as we passed by, bill mullens, who had a flag ceremony on his front yard, blocks away from the atlantic ocean, bill mullens feels lucky to be here. >> i always try to express it, what is it about the jersey shore? >> i don't think you can describe it, unless you live on the jersey shore, we're blessed to be on the ocean, a double edged sword, of course, but fo
'll be joined by new jersey governor chris christie. the republican governor is one of mitt romney's biggest supporters, and he has criticized the president on many issues in weeks and months. christie, though, calls the president's response to sandy outstanding. >>> mitt romney will return to the campaign trail today. the republican presidential nominee will stump tomorrow in virginia. paul ryan will return to wisconsin. mitt romney cancelled many campaign events out of respect for sandy's victims. he helped collect supplies from his supporters yesterday in ohio. the district is making up for lost days by extending early voting hours. you can vote until 9:00 p.m. in maryland, you'll have two extra days to vote early. the state's early voting centers will be open friday. they will also open early, two hours early at 8:00 a.m. >>> 5:35 now. prince george's county government will reopen today. getting to government offices in upper marlboro will not be easy. two of the main roads in upper marlboro are still closed due to standing water. news 4's tony tull is live with more. tony, good morning.
miles west of new york city. new jersey governor chris christie repeatedly warned people about the potential dangers earlier. >> i'm very disappointed some didn't listen to my order and i'm concerned it might lead to loss of life. >> reports of homes flooded under several feet of water and several rescues are under way, including those stranded in their cars. in their cars, can you imagine, trying to escape. >> i'm scared to death. so many people are going to die today. >> authorities are working to evacuate hundreds of areas. west atlantic city, hundreds of people there where waters are dangerously high. >> let's check in with emergency crews in new jersey. joining us on the phone, jenry paul emergency director from morris county, new jersey. update us on the latest. how many people without power. what are you able to do? what kind of assistance can you provide? >> we have a significant power issue going on as long as the strong winds that have hit us here. currently we have 163,000 at 9:09 without power so about 83% of the service -- power service dliry in our county without
. >> eric: chris christie was entertaining delaying halloween. listen to him earlier today. look at the stress on this man's face. >> the level of devastation at the jersey shore is unthinkable. we know that there are many people who own homes who evacuated, who are going to want to get back on to the island to assess the damage to their homes. we are nowhere near able to let you back on to the island. >> eric: as a new jersey -- i live in new jersey. i'm glad i have that man as my governor. >> kimberly: he is fantastic. he looks presidential. fortunate to have him and his response. this is one of the reason people love governor christie. he calls it as he sees it. he is one that will criticize if he thinks someone not doing the job right but quick to praise and he did praise the president for being accessible. >> bob: i want to add here that our brother eric bolling has a house on one of the islands. probably not there right now. i feel for you, brother. >> eric: who knows? take a look at the roller coaster. this is where the jersey shore, you know, that show that goes on mtv. t
linked this year's prominent foes, president obama andries and chris christie. both told reporters that they were determined to repair and rebuild the damage even as they praised each other's forms the crisis. >> the things we need to do is to make sure power is restored as quickly as possible. make sure people have clean drinking water hospitals are taken care of the way we need to and kids are back to school. i'm please to report that the president has sprung into action immediately to help us get us those things while we were in the car riding together. i appreciate that. he has worked extremely closely with me since the storm hit. this is our sixth conversation oversince the weekend. i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and the people of our state. >> obama: at the top of my list i have to say that governor christie throughout this process has been responsive. he has been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm and i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart
to governors is, staunch romney sport new jersey's chris christie has. >> president has been outstanding in this. the folks at fema have been excellent. >> reporter: the female director looked ahead to next tuesday. offering federal assistance, generators and the like to states where polling places might still lack power. mitt romney was in ohio, not to talk issues. to collect cans. mitt romney backers brought food for new jersey. >> and i appreciate your generosity. it is part of the american spirit. the american way to give to people who are in need. >> reporter: mr. romney had argued in a primary debate for disaster relief to be shifted to the state. even to nongovernment charities. would he kill fema? no answer today. >> reporter: the romney spokesman said the former governor believes states are in the best position to direct from the federal government. tomorrow president obama joins high profile republican governor chris christie for a tour of new jersey damage. political opponents brought together by the superstorm. >>> we are learning about an amazing story of survival that up fo
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